Big Zinky is located within the Expo Art Center and we offer a 1400 sq. ft. art gallery for solo shows, group shows, performance art pieces and public rental for events by the day, week or month.  Located at 4321 Atlantic Avenue in the Bixby Knolls section of Long Beach, California. Big Zinky is part of the 25000 sq. ft. EXPO Arts Center.

Big Zinky gallery and Gallery Expo offer art workshops in acrylic, oil, aerosol and sculpture.  Other services include free fine art appraisals for a single piece or whole collection, free consultations for proper framing and storing of fine art.  Big Zinky gallery’s silent auction is held once a year and offered exclusively to our contact list.

For more information please call 310-895-9945

Located at 4321 Atlantic Avenue in the Bixby Knolls section of Long Beach, California

– Mission Statement –

Bringing art and joy into our community.  Be here now.  Art has the power to change lives. Everything is art, everyone an artist.  Fihi ma fihi.  Come meet us so we may become friends changing the world as we go, slowly, deliberately, with love in our hearts, art on our walls, and money in our pockets.

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

About Big Zinky

– Our Only Public Statement –

We, the jones party,  pledge our energies to bringing an end to the New World War-Bank Order, i.e., the World Bank, the International Money Fund, and America’s Central Bank, THE FEDERAL RESERVE.

Once this New World War-Bank Order is forever torn asunder, the jones party in service to the People of the American Republic will voluntarily cease to exist. 

May the New World War-Bank Order be brought before the American People, tried, and if convicted, fined & sentenced to hard labor as required by the Coin Act of 1792 & the Currency Clause on the reverse side of 1907 United States Treasury Woodchopper Note.

All Hail the American Republic! All Hail her Citizens!

Fascism should rightly be called Corporatism, as it is the merger of corporate and government power. – Benito Mussolini

AmeriCO.nia: the merger or Corporate & Government power. You will notice who has top billing.

Long LIVE America!

– the jones party, one plank …

   One People! 

      Against TYRANNY forever!

The First Copper Penny

The First Copper Penny

The first coin authorized by the new United States Congress was a one-cent coin. Because there was not yet a government mint, more than one version of the coin was struck. The design (believed to be suggested by Franklin) shows the sun and a sundial on the obverse, with the words FUGIO and the date 1787. Centered on the reverse is the motto WE ARE ONE, surrounded by the words UNITED STATES and ringed by a chain with 13 links.

The Year of the Steel

The Year of the Steel

The 1943 steel cent, also known as a steelie, was a variety of the U.S. one-cent coin which was struck in steel due to wartime shortages of copper. Due to wartime needs of copper for use in ammunition and other military equipment during World War II, the US Mint researched various ways to limit dependence and meet conservation goals on copper usage.

The Birth of Big Zinky

The Birth of Big Zinky

When the price of copper rose in 1982, the mint was forced to make a midyear change from solid bronze (about 97% copper) to copper-plated zinc. You can find cents dated 1982 made out of both metals. The only way to reliably tell them apart is to weigh them on a sensitive scale. Copper cents weigh 3.11 gm, zinc ones are 2.5 gm. The last copper penny was minted in Denver on October 22, 1982.